Antonio Banderas Didn’t Want to Impersonate Pedro Almodóvar for ‘Pain and Glory’ (Video)

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Antonio Banderas Didn’t Want to Impersonate Pedro Almodóvar for ‘Pain and Glory’ (Video)
Though he’s worked with the Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar across eight films, Antonio Banderas found the most meaningful one yet was his work on “Pain & Glory,” in which Banderas is playing a thinly fictionalized version of the director himself.

Banderas recognized many of the moments in the film from Almodóvar’s life, and the director actually gave Banderas permission to utilize some of his mannerisms as a way of getting into character. But at Tiff, Banderas explained why he stuck to the script and made the character his own.

“He already provided me with his looks, his hair and the costumes, and we did an exact replica of the studio in his house,” Banderas told TheWrap’s Steve Pond. “But he came to the point in one of the rehearsals he said, ‘Don’t be afraid to use some of my mannerisms.” I said, ‘Uhhh, don’t think so.
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